A KESWICK holiday park has received a major award from Visit England.

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat has recently been named as a ‘Five-Star Gold’ venue, the highest accolade given by Visit England which marks the resort as one of the finest in the country.

With stunning mountain views of the Lake District, Keswick Reach has already become an important part of the Darwin Escapes portfolio which includes another 23 resorts and three golf venues.

The luxury lodges sit in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering an exciting-yet-relaxed opportunity for self-catering holidays with fully fitted and modern kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows, large dining and living areas and expansive decking.

Visit England, which judges parks on cleanliness, facilities, service and more, makes visits to sites across the country throughout the year and was particularly impressed with the level of amenities in the local area, as well as the reception and resort layout at the Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat.

Pat Campbell, general manager of the resort, said: “To receive this award is a tribute to the dedication of the team at Keswick Reach. A lot of them have been with me since the beginning and together we have built the team to deliver the high standards which have been recognised with this award.

“The team are what makes Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat a special place and I am honoured to work with them every day.”

Lindsey Esse, managing director of Darwin Escapes, said: “Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is the latest of our resorts to have received this fantastic award from Visit England and it is a true testament to the hardworking and dedicated ambassadors we have within our team at Darwin Escapes.”